Relive the 2010 Tour de France. Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones was at the 2010 Tour to chart the highs and lows of the race for the magazine.

Here we present a selection of Andy’s photos that evoke the spirit of 2010’s tough Tour – including many behind-the-scenes and action shots not published before.

Andy spent the first four days at the race and then returned as the riders hit the Pyrenees for the final week.

You can see more photos from the 2010 Tour de France in our photo gallery section, plus there’s a selection of 2010 Tour desktop wallpaper for you to download.

Jeremy Hunt warms up for prologue, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Jeremy Hunt warms up for the prologue and the start of his first ever Tour de France

UCI check bikes before prologue, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

UCI officials check that TT bikes comply with regulations

UCI president Pat McQuaid, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

UCI president Pat McQuaid was at the start in Rotterdam

Bradley Wiggins warms up, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Bradley Wiggins warms up for the prologue

Manuel Cardoso crashes in prologue, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Manuel Cardoso’s Tour de France is cut short by a crash during the prologue

Fabian Cancellara wins prologue, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Fabian Cancellara with the spoils of prologue winner

Stage one, Noord Beveland, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

The flatlands of Holland; Noord Beveland on stage one

Fabian Cancellara and Eddy Merckx, stage one, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Eddy Merckx (right) presents Fabian Cancellara with the yellow jersey after stage one

Favourites on Cote de Stockeu, stage two, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

The favourites climb the Cote de Stockeu on stage two

Fabian Cancellara on cobbles, stage three, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Fabian Cancellara hits the cobbles on stage three, towing team-mate Andy Schleck as he goes

Lance Armstrong stage three, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Lance Armstrong punctured and played catch-up on his own after being dropped on stage three

Thoughtful Tony Martin, stage four, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

A thoughtful Tony Martin after stage four

Luchon crowd, Tour de France 2010 by Andy Jones

Spectators in Luchon

Stage 13, Revel, last 10km, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

HTC-Columbia head the bunch in Revel on stage 13

Christophe Riblon, stage 14, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Christophe Riblon puts in the effort on stage 14

Bradley Wiggins, stage 14, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Bradley Wiggins with scabs from his crashes on stage 14

Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador, Ax-3 Domaines, Tour de France 2010 by Andy Jones

Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador, stage 14

Mark Cavendish on stage 14, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Mark Cavendish after the finish on stage 14

Port de Bales, stage 15, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Port de Bales in the Pyrenees on stage 15

Thomas Voeckler, stage 15, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Thomas Voeckler on stage 15

Chalking up, stage 15, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Chalking up the Port de Bales

Thomas Voeckler on Bales, Tour de France 2010 by Andy Jones

Thomas Voeckler on Port de Bales

Alberto Contador descends Col d'Aubisque, stage 16, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Alberto Contador descends the Col d’Aubisque on stage 16

Caravan on Col du Tourmalet, Tour de France 2010 by Andy Jones

Caravan on the Tourmalet

Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador, stage 17, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador watch each other in the mist on stage 17

Lance Armstrong, stage 17, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Lance Armstrong passes a poster of Alberto Contador on stage 17

Shepherds, Tour de France 2010 by Andy Jones

Mountain shepherds

Road to Bordeaux for the escape group, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Isolated life of the break on stage 18

Cameron Diaz arrives at stage 18 in Bordeaux, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Cameron Diaz arrives at the finish of stage 18 in Bordeaux

Mark Cavendish thanks team after stage 18 in Bordeaux, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Mark Cavendish thanks his team-mates for another great day after winning stage 18 in Bordeaux

Mark Cavendish after winning stage 18, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

I’m back: Mark Cavendish won five stages of the 2010 Tour

Stage 19 caravan, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

The caravan rolls through the roads of stage 19

Bernard Hinault on stage 19, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Five-times Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault takes a spin on stage 19

David Millar, stage 19, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Don’t look up: David Millar gets his head down during the final time trial

John Gadret, Stage 19 TT, Tour de France 2010 by Andy Jones

John Gadret, stage 19

Andy Schleck, stage 19 TT, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010
Andy Schleck launches a last-minute challenge for the overall on stage 19’s time trial

Road spraying, stage 19, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Painting the roads before stage 19

Geraint Thomas, stage 19 TT, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Geraint Thomas passes fans during the stage 19 time trial

Tour de France 2010: Latest news

Wiggins and Thomas round off Tour with top ten in time trial

Schleck pushes Contador to the limit in Tour time trial

Tour de France stage 19: Photo special

Feed Zone: Tour de France news and views (July 24)

Cavendish climbs list of all-time Tour stage winners

Could a fifth stage win in Paris be enough to give Cavendish green?

Contador makes small steps towards third Tour de France win

Sastre: “Cycling is turning into a sport for spoilt brats

Schleck behind after Tourmalet duel but refuses to give up

Hesjedal leaps up classification with Tour’s Tourmalet ride

Sky pushes ahead regardless of Wiggins placing

Armstrong has his last go in the Tour

Tour’s points leader Petacchi investigated for doping

Contador issues video apology to Schleck

Millar searches horizon for Eiffel Tower

Schleck-Contador friendship turns sour after chain problem

Wiggins at 2010 Tour: “I haven’t got it”

Tour de France 2010: Stage reports

Stage 20: Contador wins as Cavendish takes final stage

Stage 19 ITT: Contador lines up 2010 Tour win in final time trial

Stage 18: Cavendish wins fourth stage of Tour in Bordeaux

Stage 17: Schleck wins on the Tourmalet but cannot shake off Contador

Rest day review (July 21)

Stage 16: Fedrigo takes tough Pyrenean stage

Stage 15: Victorious Voeckler continues fine Franch Tour as Contador takes yellow jersey

Stage 14: Riblon hangs on in Pyrenees to give France fourth stage win

Stage 13: Vino returns to top of Tour after doping ban

Stage 12: Rodriguez wins as Contador attacks

Stage 11: Cavendish bags third stage win but lead out man kicked out of Tour

Stage 10: Cavendish bags third stage win but his lead-out man is kicked out of race

Stage 10: Paulinho claims narrow stage victory on Bastille day

Stage nine: Casar wins stage as Schleck and Contador go head-to-head

Stage seven: Chavanel wins stage and takes overall as Thomas drops out of Tour’s white

Stage six: Cavendish makes it two as Tour hots up

Stage five: Cavendish wins his first stage of Tour

Stage four: Petacchi wins into Reims

Stage three: Hushovd takes dramatic win; Thomas second on stage and GC

Stage three live coverage: As it happened

Stage two: Comeback man Chavanel takes victory in Spa

Stage one: Petacchi wins in Brussels as bunch left in tatters

Prologue: Cancellara pips Martin to win

Tour de France 2010: Photos

Stage 20 photo gallery

Stage 19 photo gallery

Stage 18 photo gallery

Stage 17 photo gallery

Stage 16 photo gallery

Stage 15 photo gallery

Stage 14 photo gallery

Stage 13 photo gallery

Stage 12 photo gallery

Stage 11 photo gallery

Stage 10 photo gallery

Stage nine photo gallery

Stage eight photo gallery

Tour 2010 wallpaper

Stage seven photo gallery

Stage six photo gallery

Stage five photo gallery

Stage four photo gallery

Stage three photo gallery

Stage two photo gallery

Stage one gallery

Prologue photo gallery

Tour de France 2010: Videos

Stage 20 video highlights

Stage 19 ITT video highlights

Stage 18 video highlights

Stage 17 video highlights

Stage 16 video highlights

Stage 15 video highlights

Stage 14 video highlights

Stage 13 video highlights

Stage 12 video highlights

Stage 11 video highlights

Stage 10 video highlights

Stage nine video highlights

Stage eight video highlights

Stage seven video highlights

Stage six video highlights

Stage five video highlights

Stage four video highlights

Stage three video highlights

Stage two video highlights

Stage one video highlights

Prologue video highlights

Tour de France 2010: Race guide

Tour de France 2010: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

Official start list, with race numbers

Brits at the Tour 2010

Tout team guide

Tour jerseys: What they are and what they mean

Brits in the Tours: From Robinson to Wiggins

Tour de France 2010: Pictures

Tour team presentation, Rotterdam

Tour teams take to the cobbles: Photo special

 

  • Ken Evans

    “Five-times Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault, takes a spin on stage 19”

    Mr Blobby is using oval(ish) chainrings !

  • DM

    Wow, excellent photo’s, well done to your photographer.